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McDougall v. Lamm: NJ Supreme Court Keeps Man's Best Friend in the Dog House

In McDougall v. Lamm, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that emotional distress damages are not available to a pet owner who witnessed the traumatic death of her beloved pet dog. Authors DePaolo and Knopf examine the court's decision and assess the...

Troutman Sanders
Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part II: Gathering Information from Website Visitors)

By Troutman Sanders Part I of this post addressed the content that appears on your company website - both content you create or that was created for you and content generated by users of your website. Today, we will look at the various technologies...

Troutman Sanders
Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part I)

In today's technology-focused age, commercial websites are ever more sophisticated and interactive, allowing customers to do far more than view and purchase a company's products. More and more businesses use social media outlets such as Facebook...

State Net
State Net Capitol Journal: Challenge Ahead For Voting Rights Act

Forty-seven years ago, Democratic President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, outlawing the discriminatory election practices employed in much of the South, including his home state of Texas. Now another Texan, Republican Attorney General...

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Proposed Minnesota Voter ID Amendment: Classic Bait and Switch or Concise Ballot Summary?

In April 2012, the Minnesota Legislature approved a proposed amendment to Article VII, Section 1 of the Minnesota Constitution . The proposed amendment would add two subsections as follows: "(b) All voters voting in person must present valid...

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Keller and Heckman LLP: Mandatory Biotech Labeling in California: The Impact of Prop 37

On Election Day, California voters will be asked to decide whether to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food sold in California. The GE labeling initiative will appear on the ballot as Proposition 37. If successful, the California Right...